School Governing Body
The governors at OPJS have an important role in setting the strategic direction of the school. We are not involved in the day to day management of the school but we agree the objectives and aims of the school. This includes formulating development and financial plans, agreeing the budget, updating policies, setting targets, keeping on top of health and safety and reviewing progress against targets.
Who are the school governors?
The governing body is made up of staff, parents, members of the local community and representatives appointed by the Palladian Academy Trust (PAT).
|Name of Governor||Type and Position||Responsibilities||Appointed||End of Term of Office|
|Katie Payne||Chair and Parent||CoG, Safeguarding, Computing, Pupil Premium and Maths||Sept 2015||Sept 2023|
|Paul Davis||Vice Chair and Parent||PE, PE and Sports Premium and Performing Arts||July 2014||July 2022|
|Mark Gunning||Co-opted||Geography and History||May 2013||May 2022|
|Tom Boden||Co-opted||TBC||Feb 2019||Feb 2023|
|Clare Hudson||Co-opted||Curriculum, English, RE and Art||Sept 2013||Sept 2022|
|Emily Cooper||Co-opted||TBC||Jan 2020||Jan 2024|
|Darren McKay||Co-opted||TBC||Sept 2018||Sept 2022|
|Rachael Van Roy||Staff||N/A||Jan 2020||Jan 2024|
|Dr Jo Williams||Parent||Science, H&S and FHSPP Chair||Jan 2020||Jan 2024|
|Julie Butler||Deputy Headteacher||All||N/A||N/A|
Any governor can be contacted via the School Office.
What do we do?
Becoming a school governor
Vacancies for governors are advertised in newsletters and bulletins in school, and on this site. Currently we have two vacancies, one for a Co-opted and one Parent Governor.
As a governor you would be expected to attend meetings of the full governing body, to join one of the committees, and to link with a member of the teaching staff. Time is also required to read relevant documents prior to meetings and follow up on actions agreed.
Training for governors is provided by B&NES, for induction and to help with the development of particular roles. We encourage our governors to attend training regularly.
Being a governor is a serious commitment, but it can be rewarding. More information is available on the Directgov website: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/parents/schoolslearninganddevelopment/schoollife/dg_1003836
Palladian Academy Trust and Governance
As noted in previous sections, please follow the link http://www.palladianacademytrust.com/ to find out more about the Governance/Trustee structure of the PAT.